Monday, June 28, 2010

Andy Panda - "Dog Tax Dodgers"

I've been on a bit of an Andy Panda kick lately, so here's another Dick Lundy directed cartoon. There's some great animation by Fred Moore and Pat Matthews in this one. I've posted clips of Moore's and Matthews' animation at half speed. Matthew's scene has some great subtle timing that I found to be really effective. When Wally Walrus starts to yell at him watch Andy's reaction. It's like Wally's words are hitting him right in the face. What an underrated animator. The more I watch the last of the Lantz cartoons before he closed the studio the more I wish that he was able to keep the studio going and retain some of the great talent he had started to accumulate. People like Matthews and LaVerne Harding really developed into strong animators over the years at Lantz. Matthews in particular developed a stand out style that really got watered down during some of the cartoons he worked on later at UPA. (Sorry if the quality of the slow motion videos is crappy.)



Fred Moore


Pat Matthews

6 comments:

RooniMan said...

Great cartoon.

Daniel Caylor said...

Thanks for sharing! :)

Yowp said...

Kevin, do you know who the assistants were on these cartoons?

Roberto Severino said...

Kevin, thanks for posting this one. I haven't seen "Dog Tax Dodgers" in such a long time, so it's great to see it somewhere again. I can't believe I forgot about this when I was naming my favorite Andy Panda cartoons.

Ugh. Dailymotion is so slow on my computer though, so I couldn't watch it completely. Maybe you should try uploading your videos to Vimeo. The loading time isn't as slow on there as it is on DM, IMO.

JSmith said...

I love this cartoon, Kevin. It's one of my favorites and one of Dick Lundy's best cartoons.

If you try Vimeo, do you think you could upload Robin Hoodlum again? I'd love to see it again.

Ricardo Cantoral said...

I love the way Andy Panda is drawn in that Pat Matthews clip. Look at his head ! Perfectly three dimensional; Very difficult feat I believe.